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About the Course

The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is considered a preeminent credential for project managers worldwide. For job seekers, being a certified PMP means you either get past the human resources gatekeeper or you don’t. We understand how important this credential is to your professional career and stand ready to help you prepare for the exam.

Not only is Harrisburg University a Premier Authorized Training Partner (ATP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI™), but through our long partnership with the PMI™, our Project Management Master of Science program is accredited through the PMI™’s Global Accreditation Center (GAC). Both ATP and GAC status assure our students that we have been externally reviewed by the PMI™ to provide instructional and educational excellence.

As an ATP, we are able to provide PMI™-developed PMP exam preparation materials, updated for the new 2020 exam. Our instructors were evaluated by the PMI™ and had to pass PMI™ instructor training prior to being certified to deliver this course.

PMP/CAPM™ Exam Preparation – This course exposes students and practicing project managers to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK™) processes and standards and prepares students to take either the Project Management Profession (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM™) certification exam.

Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the applied use of both traditional and agile project management practices as they relate to PMBOK™ Process Groups, Knowledge Areas and artifacts that are tested in the PMP/CAPM™ exam. These practices and processes are grouped by the following categories: people, process and business environment.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the PMP/CAPM™ exam requirements
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the PMI™ policies and procedures required to fulfil professional responsibility that are tested in the PMP/CAPM™ exam

Target Audience

Anyone preparing for CAPM™ or PMP certifications will benefit from this preparation course.

Course Benefits

PMP certification is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Obtaining a PMP certification provides opportunities in many fields such as in finance, consulting, construction, Information Technology, biotech, telecommunications, manufacturing, healthcare and many other industries around the globe. The PMP also increases your earning potential. PMP certification holders earn 22 percent more than their non-certified peers according to Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey, Eleventh Edition. Employers benefit as well. When more than one-third of their project managers are PMP-certified, organizations complete more of their projects on time, on budget, meeting original goals, and they all speak the same language. (Pulse of the Profession® study, PMI™, 2015.) The Pulse of the Profession study from 2020 shows that more than half of those surveyed require certification for their project professionals.

CAPM™ certification – Organizations with standardized practices attain better results and because the CAPM™ recognizes your knowledge of the profession’s preeminent global standard, you’ll stand out to employers and be poised to move ahead.

Learning Methods

This course is facilitated by professors who have more two decades of experience teaching PMP/CAPM™ Exam Prep course with high passing percentage. 200 Exam Prep questions provided directly by the PMI™ are provided for practice and the highest level of academic quality is maintained. The course will be provided through live lecture and both group and individual exercises. Quizzes and evaluations will be conducted throughout the course to ensure students fully understand the material.

Schedule and Topics Covered

The class meets online for five (5) sessions

**See Full Schedule at bottom of page**

Each session covers two (2) units, for a total of 14 units throughout the course.

Session 1

  • Creating a High-Performing Team

Session 2

  • Starting the Project

Session 3

  • Doing the Work

Session 4

  • Keeping the Team on Track

Session 5

  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Human Resources Management

About the Exams

Please see the PMI™ site for information on the exams, including eligibility and registration:

Continuing Education Credits

Eligible for 35 PDU’s upon completion of the course.

Total number of class hours = 35 (total hours includes class time and completing all simulations)


PMI ATP PMP Exam Prep Student Course Materials are included

Additionally, the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Seventh Edition, is required for this course, but is not included with the registration fee or provided by Harrisburg University.  The course has been discounted accordingly;  Attendees should obtain a copy of the PMBOK (v7) in one of the following ways:
  • Directly through the Project Management Institute (PMI):
    • Hard copy (current PMI members receive a discount)
    • Digital (PDF) version (current PMI members receive a no charge)
  • Purchase through an online marketplace, such as

Registration Fees & Policies



Other forms of payment accepted:
If you prefer to send payment by check rather than by credit card online, please contact us for more information.

Bulk Registrations:
You may register and pay for up to 3 people at one time.  If you need to register more than 3, please contact us so we can assist you with a bulk registration.

Cancellation & Refunds

Harrisburg University reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses/events at its discretion. Should a program or event be cancelled by the University, a full refund will be issued.

If you need to cancel your registration and would like a refund, please email Please attach the confirmation email that you received at time of registration.

  • A refund of 100% will be issued up until 30 days in advance of the course/event date.
  • A refund of 50% will be issued up until 8 days prior to the start of the course/event date.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations 7 or less days prior to the start of the course/event date.

“All aspects of the course were presented with real-life examples. I expect to add a significant level of professionalism to my existing position in regard to project management.”

PMP-CAPM Exam Prep Student

Upcoming ONLINE Sessions:



September 18-22, 2023

Instructor: Dr. John Clark, PMP
Online via Microsoft Teams

9:00 am – 5:00 pm, EST/EDT

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Harrisburg University The Center for Project Management for Innovation

The Center for Project Management for Innovation (CPMI) at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology aims to significantly improve business and project outcomes for state and local governments as well as local and global businesses through professional development, certificates and academic offerings of efficient agile and lean business processes used for Product Development, Software Development, Manufacturing, Business Process Improvement and Value Centered Project/Portfolio Management.

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